We suppose one should be grateful for small favors, but we have to say that the favor granted to the residents of northeast Danville this week by the state highway department was microscopic.
In response to requests over a long period of years for a stoplight on Lexington Avenue at Seminole Trail and Barbee Way, a state highway official announced at a city commission meeting Monday that the state would put in a left turn lane at the intersection.
Certainly, the left-turn lane would make it safer for cars turning left off of Lexington at the intersection, and it would cut down on some dangerous lane-changing.
But it won't make it any easier for motorists coming out of Seminole and Barbee Way to get onto Lexington. In fact, the lane could make the situation worse.